Interval training for seniors involves bouts of intense exercise followed by short recovery intervals. Although this kind of workout is more vigorous than other training methods, most seniors can benefit from this kind of training if they follow a few guidelines and modifications.
Seniors and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Baby Boomers are well aware of the benefits of working out, and tend to me more serious about it than the younger generation. Personal trainers must be aware of the physical condition and possible limitations of an older client. Care should be taken to ensure that the workout is appropriate and safe.
In general, seniors are…
With media and fad diets constantly advising us on what to eat, it’s difficult to sort out the best foods for your health. The experts at the Texas A&M Health Science Center have released a list of the 10 foods with health benefits will can improve your healthy lifestyle.
Go nuts with this healthy snack. Adding a handful of this antioxidant to your daily diet can reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. A study in the Nutrition Research Journal suggests that diet quality improves when eating nuts on a consistent basis.
The American College of Sports Medicine has released the annual fitness trends forecast. According to their results, wearable technology is predicted to top fitness trends next year.
This survey is taken every year for the last ten years and leading fitness professionals from across the globe including ones certified by ACSM participate in this. Among the major 40 trends, top 20 were published by their ranks, which also includes a few new additions from previous year’s list. Here’s a look at the current fitness trends for 2016:
- Wearable Fitness Technology: Wearable technology (FitBit, Jawbone, Garmin, etc) tops the list of fitness trends, including…
Fruit contains important vitamins, phytonutrients, and antioxidants, but its high fructose content can contribute to sugar cravings and weight gain.
Let me be very clear: This does not mean you shouldn’t eat fruit!
Fruit is good for you, and you shouldn’t give it up. Rather than taking an all-or-nothing approach, use this information to make smart fruit choices:
1. Eat protein with carbohydrates (in this case, fruit).
Eating protein and/or fat is an important way to control the blood sugar spike from fruit sugar. Fruit (or any carbohydrate) eaten alone can raise blood sugar pretty quickly….